March 3, 2012
Finally getting into the new year. I know, I know–it’s March for goodness sakes. I did finally order tax software. I know, I know, many of you have already completed yours. But now that I’ve jump started myself, thought I’d post a little preview of events I have scheduled–and WHY?
March 29 – April 1, 2012
Sheraton Grand Hotel – Sacramento, CA
Annual Left Coast Crime Conference LCC 2012
So looking forward to reconnecting with mystery writer friends, talking to readers, and making new acquaintances. I’m fortunate to be on a panel–on the first day, at 2:45 – A Small Sampling (of Small Presses) My panel members are : Vicki Doudera (M), Clark Lohr, Marilyn Meredith, and Susan C. Miller.
WHY? There is no better way to re-energize my writing batteries–keep that writing flame burning bright. It’s wonderful being surrounded by readers and writers–the energy is palpable!
April 16 – April 28, 2012
Spring 2012 Mystery We Write Blog Tour
WHY? This is my second blog tour, and based on my “newbie” experience first time around, it’s a wonderful way to make new friends, explore new blogs to follow, and most importantly–the questions asked made me think about and analyze what the heck I’m trying to do and where I want to go with my writing. Excited to be on tour again!
July 12 – 15, 2012
The Orleans – Las Vegas, NV
Annual Public Safety Writers Conference PSWA
WHY?The annual PSWA conference is one of my favorites. I’ve learned so much there about the craft of writing and law enforcement. Especially on “getting it right” And the participants and presenters have been wonderful. Love this conference!
August 9 – 12, 2012
Green Tree Inn – Victorville, CA
Annual International Route 66 Festival
WHY? This is the annual gathering of lovers of all things Route 66. I went to my first festival last year in Amarillo, TX. What an adventure, and what a great group of “Roadies.” And this year it will be close to many of my California writing friends! Can’t wait to reconnect with all the folks I met last year.
November 3, 2012
15th Annual Pistachio Festival at the Newberry Springs Community Center & Park.
WHY? My friends and most loyal readers. Wouldn’t miss for anything!
Several times over 2012 Buster will be selecting frequent commenters to receive a copy of my latest book! He’s a very generous lab-mix. Looking forward to 2012!